Ecole Kenwood French Immersion School

Columbus, Ohio

  • FIRM

    Fanning Howey

  • CLIENT

    Columbus City Schools

  • AREA

    13,678 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $2,462,040.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    8/2016

Creating a true community atmosphere is the overarching concept behind the design of Ecole Kenwood. The building is arranged as five distinct small learning communities stacked in an efficient two-story academic wing.
The spine of each small learning community is a main street-like thoroughfare called the Flex Studio. As students walk along the Flex Studio, they ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$180.00FEATURED IN2018 Educational Interiors ShowcaseINTERIOR CATEGORYCommon Areas digital presentation hubs, small group areas, galleries for displaying student work, inspirational quote walls, and views into other classrooms.
The design concept connects the two-story academic wing and the public areas of the school with a large gathering stair, called The Salon, that seats 75 to 80 students at one time. The two-story atrium surrounding the gathering stair includes student artwork displays and signage with French quotes that were carefully selected by Ecole Kenwood teachers.
Ecole Kenwood’s French Immersion curriculum connects students to a global mind-set, and the careful design of the building gives children a strong sense of place and a vibrant educational community.